One million Irish people set to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of today 1 month ago

One million Irish people set to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of today

Ireland's vaccine rollout appears to be continuing at speed.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has revealed that one million people could be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Ireland by the end of today (10 June).

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Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the Taoiseach hailed it as a "significant milestone".

He said: "We hope by the end of the day, that a million people will have been fully vaccinated, which I think is a significant milestone. Over 3.1 million doses have been administered so far."

Over 1.1 million doses have been administered through the vaccination centres, while about 1.4 million doses were delivered through GPs, who Martin said have "played an extraordinary role".

The Taoiseach stressed the importance of Ireland's vaccine rollout continuing throughout the next few months.

He said: "We have to drive forward the vaccination programme now throughout June and July to protect our community and protect our society in relation to not just the virus, but any variants that may emerge over time."

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed on Sunday that the goal of vaccinating three million people with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine would be hit over the course of the bank holiday weekend.

Meanwhile, those aged 30-39 will be allowed to register for their Covid-19 vaccination from next week.

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The portal is expected to open for the age bracket next week beginning with those aged 39 and working backwards throughout the subsequent days.